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Psychologist

Psychologists study human behaviour and the processes associated with how people think and feel, conduct research and provide treatment and counselling in order to reduce distress and behavioural and psychological problems. They promote mental health and positive behaviour in individuals and groups. Psychologists work on a broad range of issues with clients, including children, adults, couples, families and organisations.

Duties & Tasks
Psychologists may perform the following tasks:
  • conduct therapeutic interviews and provide counselling
  • give psychological tests and assess the results to identify the source of problems and determine treatment
  • construct tests to assess and predict mental and emotional states, as well as performance
  • evaluate the results of programmes aimed at improving personal and organisational effectiveness
  • research psychological aspects of topics such as study motivation, teaching skills, occupational behaviour, working conditions and organisational structures
  • provide follow-up services to groups and individuals for support and evaluation purposes
  • contribute to government social policy development
  • conduct academic research.
  • Personal requirements
  • interested in people and human behaviour
  • able to solve problems
  • an inquisitive mind
  • emotional maturity and empathy for others
  • patient and perceptive
  • good oral and written communication skills.
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